Monthly Archives: March 2013

Managed Grazing – Part 2 of 5 – Animal Management

Iowa State University. The goal of managed grazing is to mutually benefit plant and animal productivity. Paddock system design and management are affected by seasonal plant growth and varying livestock nutrient requirements. This video is a guide to paddock system … Continue reading

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Ban on Horse Slaughter Lifted

Finally, someone came to their senses and the sensless suffering comes to an end. http://www.cnn.com/video/?hpt=hp_t2#/video/us/2013/03/11/erin-pkg-wian-horse-slaughterhouse.cnn

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Managed Grazing – Part 1 of 5 – Introduction to Managed Grazing.

Iowa State University. Ruminant livestock production is extremely important to both the economy and the environment . Using forage crop acres through managed grazing will improve the long-term competitiveness of livestock producers. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slaWPxCKB9Y Related articles Cell Grazing: Part I. Introduction … Continue reading

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Keeping Score

by Dave Pratt via Ranching for Profit Baseball’s spring training is here.  As the players review the fundamentals and sharpen their skills, let’s do a little spring training of our own.  RBI’s, home runs, slugging percentage, batting average with runners … Continue reading

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Veldmaster Cattle in High Density Grazing System

Via  African Sanga Cattle In the video below, it it obvious that the cattle are NOT stressed in any manner. They look like happy campers that know they are going to fresh grass. Also noteworthy is the very low level … Continue reading

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The Skeptical Environmentalist: Measuring the Real State of the World

by Bjørn Lomborg  Cambridge University Press. 515 pp This book is must reading for anyone concerned about the negative impacts of radical environmentalism. It would be especially beneficial to radical environmentalists who continue to drink from the Kool Aid. It reveals … Continue reading

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The Importance of Low Stress Cattle Handling

by  Temple Grandin via American Cattleman Improving cattle handling practices provides many advantages. Cattle that remain calm during handling have improved weight gain and are less likely to have dark cutting meat. Dark cutting is a serious quality defect where the … Continue reading

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300,000 lbs/acre

300,000 lbs/acre for you guys in the arid west would be only in your wildest dreams. But, the principle stays the same–YOU MUST BE SURE THAT THE PADDOCK IS COMPLETELY RECOVERED BEFORE YOU RETURN ANY ANIMALS TO IT! It is also … Continue reading

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More on the Coming Water Crisis.

Looks like we must have struck a nerve with yesterday’s post 30 Facts About The Coming Water Crisis That Will Change The Lives Of Every Person On The Planet. At least we sure have received a lot of mail about … Continue reading

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30 Facts About The Coming Water Crisis That Will Change The Lives Of Every Person On The Planet

via The Economic Collapse The world is rapidly running out of clean water. Some of the largest lakes and rivers on the globe are being depleted at a very frightening pace, and many of the most important underground aquifers that … Continue reading

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